Consumers mull options

WASHINGTON — Consumers across most of America will see their health insurance premiums go up next year for popular plans under President Barack Obama’s health care law.

Volume declines

A strong flow of recovery and reconstruction supplies through Hilo Harbor kept Young Brothers shipping totals on the rise at that port, even as other maritime entry points around the neighbor islands saw cargo volume slip 2.1 percent in the third quarter.

Hospitals face more pain

“Catastrophic cuts to services” are on the horizon if legislators don’t provide more funding this year, says the head of East Hawaii’s public health care system.

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Kona furlough escapee captured

An extended furlough inmate who walked away from a Kona furlough house in July recently was returned to Hawaii Community Correctional Center.

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Rail construction to partially close H1 lanes

HONOLULU (AP) — Construction of a guideway overpass for the Honolulu rail transit system will require partial closures on the H-1 freeway over about a year starting after the Thanksgiving weekend, officials said.



‘Booksellers for the day’

Basically Books in downtown Hilo has invited local authors to come to the store to be “booksellers for the day” on Shop Small-Small Business Saturday.

Online career training offered at HawCC

Hawaii Community College, Office of Continuing Education and Training (OCET) has a program that makes it easy to take high-quality, affordable online career training programs to prepare you to launch a new career or advance in an existing one, no matter where you’re located.





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